Home › Forums › Once Upon a Time › Character discussion › Emma Swan Character Analysis › Reply To: Emma Swan Character Analysis
No she wasn’t. The dance was unnecessary to the plot of uniting Snow and Charming. It was something they did spur of the moment. It was there to make Emma feel like a princess. It wasn’t in any way shape or form necessary to the goal Hook and Emma had.
Emma and Hook went to Midas’ castle because that is where Charming was and where Snow was going to be in order to steal the ring. The had to blend into the crowd in order to keep an eye on things. It would’ve looked awfully suspicious if there was one couple who did not dance at all at the ball. Also there was a risk that Emma may have been asked to dance by someone else if Hook wasn’t at least seen dancing with her.
So much conjecture! We saw the EF of Hook’s time for maybe 5 mins. We saw more of it in Rumple’s past in A Desperate Soul and the Crocodile. It has DEFINITELY changed since then. And again, the actual dancing was completely unnecessary to the plot of getting Snow and Charming together. They could have done anything else and the events would have played out the same. Emma was not expected to dance.
Has it though? Can you say for certain that it had DEFINITELY changed? Hook, pre-pirate, would’ve had a higher social standing as a Naval officer than Rumple as a peasant. We saw the EF through Rumple’s view, not Hook’s, plus there was a war going on. The peasants would’ve been the ones sent to fight in the ogre war whilst the higher up classes and royalty would’ve sat back and watched things unfold.
Charming’s childhood in the EF would’ve been different to Snow’s childhood in the EF because they were different classes. Charming’s family were at risk of losing their home and livelihood whilst Snow’s family didn’t have to want for anything.
All magic comes with a price!Keeper of Felix